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Hypolimnas is a widespread Old World tropical genus, with several very widely-distributed species. Several species are markedly sexually dimorphic, with the females mimicking Danaus chrysippus
Hypolimnas bolina is also of interest as one of a few butterfly species that are known to be infected with male-killing Wolbachia (Dyson et al. 2002; Mitsuhashi et a. 2004).
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Andrew Brower marked "ecosystem/fauna/Danaid Eggfly(Hypolimnas misippus)Male" as trusted on the "Hypolimnas misippus" page.
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Andrew Brower marked "Hypolimnas bolina (Common Eggfly - female) - captive" as trusted on the "Hypolimnas bolina" page.
Andrew Brower marked "Variable Eggfly (Hypolimnas anthedon)" as untrusted on the "Hypolimnas anthedon" page.
Reasons to untrust: misidentified
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Andrew Brower marked "Variable Eggfly (Hypolimnas anthedon)" as hidden on the "Hypolimnas anthedon" page.
Andrew Brower commented on "Variable Eggfly (Hypolimnas anthedon)":
I believe this is Amauris niavius - certainly an Amauris. It's the model, not the mimic!
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